Thursday, April 10, 2014

Insta -Friday

Hello friends!

Another awesome week in these parts.

Abby and Brody had my phone the other day.

I found these pictures later...

It amazes me that my children are growing up taking pictures with iPhones.

I grew up with glow worms, Cabbage Patch kids, and Troll dolls.

I wonder what their kids will grow up with?

I had my trunk show last weekend! So fun! Mamas and daughters trying on adorable clothes... Drinking lemonade, eating fruit pizzas/ caprese apps/funfetti dip.

I love the smell of dirt. I love seeing my seedlings grow. I do not love not having counterspace because of trays of the said seedlings.

Can't it just be the end of May already?!

Got my first issue of Country Living!

Love a new magazine...especially one about comfort food and country cottages!

AJ had his first spring soccer game. He was on top of his game. I think it was because of the new cleats. He said they made him run faster.

This boy wakes up so happy every day. He wakes up bursting with a smile and his arms open ready for a snuggle hug! We fight over who gets to get him up in the morning. It's that good.

Can't get enough of him. His happiness is contagious.

Andy took the kiddos to Home Depot last weekend to make birdfeeders while I spent all our money at my trunk show.

They were so excited to hang them outside. And are so excited to watch the birds every morning.

Brody says, "Birds! Birds! Look guys, BIRDS!"

Who needs Disney World when your kids get this excited about birds?!

AJ got to ride his bike to school for the first time this spring. That boy loves to ride his bike to school. And we are blessed with a friend brave enough to let him do it. She's my shero.
I was gifted with a kid-free afternoon of shopping at a consignment sale this week with a good friend. I love a good bargain and every mom deserves a kid-free afternoon every once and awhile.
I treated these 2 to the Jamba Juice on Thursday.
Love me some Jamba Juice.
Love these kids. Even if that's the face she makes when I say smile.
Shameless plug: If you love Jamba Juice and are local... I can hook you up with a BOGO free punch card.
$10 for 8 BOGO free Jamba Juices.
The money goes to help awesome teenagers go to Young Life camp and learn about Jesus!
Brody thinks he's riding to school with the big his footie pj's....
Dream boy little boy. You'll grow into those dreams one day.

Have a fabulous weekend!


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Funfetti Dip
This dip is sooo delicious...
Like dangerously addictive delicious.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
Check out Eat Yourself Skinny for the recipe.

Then forgive and thank me later.


Friday, April 4, 2014


It's been a pretty low key week this week.

Last weekend we had gorgeous weather with temps in the 70's.

Lots of time playing in the back yard.

Love these kid of back yard days.

And this boy loves the sand box.

So I downloaded this app for Abby, and decided to try it first so I could teach her how to play it...

I'm on level 50 now and Abby hasn't been allowed to touch it.

Abby drew this family portrait this week.

Love it.

Cranky momma needed a Starbucks one day.

It was in everybody's best interest.

Those chocolate croissants are to die for!

The wind woke up Brody one night...

Who then woke up Abby...

Who then woke up mommy and daddy...

Finally about 2:30am everyone was back to sleep.

Then I found this little guy in the floor next to bed bed in the morning...

MJ released their newest spring line this week.

Can't wait till Saturday's trunk show!

It's starting to look like Easter around here...

Lots of bunnies...

I made some boy burp cloths for a friend this week...

This boy rocked his Thomas the train robe all day Wednesday.

Then we woke up to this Thursday morning...

Brody came downstairs and greeted us with his usual cheerful groggy good morning "HI!"...

Then he looked out the window and said, "What?!!! Snow?!!!"

My thoughts exactly Brody.

I was all bumming around the house in my spring snow funk when Andy surprised me with this awesome lunch...

and my day got so much brighter!n

I took Ab to pick out new shoes to wear with her Easter dress...
Leave it to Ab to pick out metallic light up sandals for Easter.
The neon socks are a nice touch too....

Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Insta-Friday Spring Break Edition


What an awesome week.

Weeks like this make me stop and take in how truly blessed I am.

Blessed with awesome kids. Awesome friends. An awesome husband.

An awesome life.

We kicked off the week with bowling...

Pizza and the arcade...
I sewed a lot this week.
It felt good to stay up all night sewing again.
It's my therapy.
Good for the soul I tell ya.

Ab requested a pink and orange cape with bunnies...


I pulled it off. She was one happy girl.

I sewed 16 ninja masks for one of the most awesome 6 year old's I know.
Andy ironed almost all the 128 edges and 64 straps...
Totally a blog worthy task.
I hate ironing...hate it.
Almost as much as I hate putting gas in my car.
He does that too.

I made my first ever poodle skirt for a friend's daughter's school play.

I love poodle skirts.

I made Girlfriend an outfit out of the fabric she picked out.
Love the back.

We went and saw Mr. Peabody and Sherman with our BFF's.

It was Brody's first movie.

He was pretty much in Heaven with his own tub of popcorn.

He kept getting excited and yelling, "whoa!"

It was the best.

I rocked my new Matilda Jane Capri pants (most.comfortable.things.ever)

and got to wear flip flops.

It felt like spring, and I felt more alive because of it!

We had a photo play date with friends!


Truly if you are local, her work is phenomenal.

Ab is rocking her new Matilda Jane threads.
And now you know why I am head over heels in love with Matilda Jane.
How can anyone resist this stuff?!
We played dress up with this dapper fellow.
Be still my heart.
This boy has my heart in the palm of his hand.
That smile. Those eyes. That blonde hair.

Momma got a new phone. In the cutest color scheme ever.

Because bright happy colors just make me happy.

I got an email for a free Shutterfly book the other day, but it had to be ordered that day.

I needed to take advantage of this awesome deal, but I had to work fast.

So I needed a theme to pull pictures from.

I picked Instagram, but I'm kinda addicted and have thousands of I was pondering a more narrow subject field when the theme popped out at me.


A total story of this momma's life unfolded as I uploaded 54 selfies from the last year.

It's a fun book. It was free.

Take selfies. With your kids. With your sisters. With your friends. Just you.

Those fleeting moments are pretty monumental when all linked together.

I had a girls night of shopping, fries, and frozen custard with my Young Life Capernaum girls.

Young Life is doing life with kids. Teaching them Jesus' love.

It's passion and purpose in good times with good people.

It's powerful.

Brody sharing a snack with a friend.

Love these moments among the loads of laundry and tripping over toys all over the floor.

This is the extent of my crafting with kids over spring break.
And although it was a pretty simple craft, if you have ever painted a small curious toddler's hand with neon know those moments between neon paint covered hand to paper and hand to the sink were tension filled moments.
The irony of. This boy. In this shirt. Is too much for me to handle.
Girlfriend was adamant that she wear her fish hat to the fish fry.
And it just made me smile.
Legit Lent attire right there.


Pretty much rocked.

Love my life. Right here. Right now.